Field Trips & Tours

Visitors are welcome to come out and enjoy the farm anytime during normal business hours. This is a self-guided endeavor, but if you’d like a more in-depth look at the farm guided by staff, we offer several tour options.

Dedicated to fostering a deep curiosity about the food we eat, the environment, and how it all works together.

We are passionate about farming and we love to share stories and knowledge with the community. We invite you to come and experience agriculture by learning the history, asking plenty of questions, and discovering how important sustainable farming is to our future.

Public Tours

Throughout warm season months, we offer both self-guided and staff-guided tours. Self-guided tours welcome you to roam about the property freely, staff-guided tours will offer an in-depth history and educationally immersive walking experience.

Our farm is open daily from 10am to 6pm, with lunch being served 11am-4pm. We invite you to stop on by and enjoy the beautiful scenery, visit the animals, and shop the farm store. There is no charge to explore the barnyard and environs (except during our fall festival, September–November).

We do offer private use of the farm for special occasions, so be sure to check here for farm closures. And click here if you’re interested in hosting a private event of your own at the farm!

Private Tours

We offer a variety of staff-led, private tours that allow you get the full experience of the farm, including vivid explanations of why we do what we do and why it matters. See areas of the farm seldom explored by the public, visit with the herds, and connect with our staff. Some tours even include a meal!

Start at 4pm with an in-depth tour of the farm, exploring our history and agricultural model, along with a meet-and-greet of our farm animals. Choose the standard top-tier tour, or upgrade to a horseback ride for an authentic farm experience. Immediately following the tour, your group will be treated to a plated farm-to-fork meal prepared by our expert catering chef, including an adult beverage of your choice. Finish the day with engaging conversations and gorgeous long-range views as the sun sets.

Time: 4pm-6:30pm
Guests: Minimum 4, Maximum 12
Cost: $100 per person (minimum $400)
Optional: additional $50 per person for horseback riding

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School Field Trips

Hickory Nut Gap Farm offers tours year-round to school groups ranging from preschool to college-aged students.* Experience the farm with a 1-hour guided tour including animals, fruits, and bees with grade-level-appropriate topics and activities. Tour content can be modified to meet your individual curriculum needs.

The kids loved hearing about the baby farm animals. Their eyes lit up when they each got to hold a baby chick. What a great experience.

Use our online booking request tool (button below) to book a field trip. Contact Megan Auten with any questions. *Do you have an adult special-needs group? Get in touch with Megan to discuss a custom field trip.

Your class will orient with their guide(s) on safety, what to expect that day, and why they are there. They’ll learn about pollination and tour the berry fields, apple orchard, and animal pastures. Our animals are grazed rotationally, and students will get to see several animals up-close or in pasture!

Please let us know if you would like us to tailor the tour content to a specific area of study. Your guide will get the students participating in several games and activities throughout the tour to keep them engaged, and we will have several water stations throughout the property so everyone stays hydrated.

Bring the family!

There’s always something going on at the farm, come on down for a visit!